On January 18, 2011, President Obama signed Executive Order 13563 on Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.
Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Legislation to Create Jobs and Increase American Energy SuppliesJune 2, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved bipartisan legislation to increase the production of American-made energy by eliminating unnecessary federal red tape that stalls exploration and stands in the way of job creation. The bill is part of the GOP's American Energy Initiative, which aims to increase American energy production, create jobs, and create a more secure energy future.
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Questions Sony and Epsilon Representatives on Recent Data BreachesJune 2, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today examined the recent high-profile data breaches at Sony and Epsilon. These cyber crimes compromised the accounts and personal information of millions of Americans. Representatives from both Sony and Epsilon testified in front of the subcommittee and provided detailed accounts of the events following the data breaches. Members were particularly interested in the companies' notification protocol following the intrusions.
Energy and Commerce Committee Announces Plans for Comprehensive Review of Data Security and Electronic PrivacyJune 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee is launching a thorough review of data security and electronic privacy issues affecting American businesses and consumers. The committee has begun its work with hearings to shed light on the foundational question of data security, which has drawn increased attention in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches affecting tens of millions of consumers.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), held a hearing today to examine "The Department of Energy's Role in Managing Civilian Radioactive Waste." It was the committee's first hearing on our nuclear future since the Government Accountability Office released its report slamming DOE's decision to withdraw the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's license application for Yucca Mountain.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) held a hearing today to discuss draft legislation needed to ensure our nation's vital electric infrastructure is not vulnerable to cyber attacks and other threats.